Lower Hookner Cottage
About the home
Situated in the ancient Dartmoor settlement of Hookner, Lower Hookner Farm nestles between the heights of King Tor and Easdon Tor in a secluded valley at the end of a quiet lane.
The farm has woodland, fields and streams offering a profusion of wild flowers and wild life, which visitors are welcome to explore. In addition our gates give you direct access to the open moor and the Mariners' way footpath runs through the farm.
We are a working hill farm with moorland rights in an environmentally sensitive area, using traditional methods to manage our herd of suckler cows. We also keep horses, chickens and ducks. We are a dog friendly farm and welcome well behaved, under control dogs.
The nearest village is North Bovey, 2 miles, with a thatched pub beside the tree studdied green. Moretonhampstead and Chagford, each 4 miles, are the nearest shopping towns.
The lovely beaches of S Devon and the wild and rugged N Devon Coasts are both within one hours driving distance.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Teignmouth, 25km|
Nearest amenities: 6km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Inside the cottage, leading off the hall is a large living room with comfortable chairs, TV and inglenook fireplace with an oil fired Aga. There is a well equipped kitchen area, with fitted cupboards and a beech work surface.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms one with a king sized brass bed and one with twin beds and it's own washbasin. Each bedroom has newly fitted carpets and pretty Laura Ashley wallpaper and curtains.
The upstairs bathroom has a power shower over the bath.
Further details outdoors:
The cottage is set in its own private, well established, walled garden with a small leat running through it. Garden furniture is provided for those sunny days, enjoying the peace and quiet of the country or BBQing on a summer evening.
The farm has direct access onto the open moor, woodland, fields and streams to explore. Chickens and ducks to feed, eggs to collect.
Heated outdoor swimming pools at Moretonhampstead and Chagford, both 4 miles.
Lower Hookner Farm is an ideal base for a family holiday, to explore Dartmoor and to visit many of the well known local attractions including the Miniature Pony centre 2 miles, Castle Drogo 5 miles, Becky Falls 5 Miles
Exeter is 15 miles away with a cathedral, cinemas and shops and Plymouth has the National Marine Aquarium and the Theatre Royal 25 miles way. For an exciting day out the Eden Project is 1 1/2 hour's drive and tickets can be purchased in the local tourist Information office in Moretonhampstead.
Riding is available in Widecombe in the Moor and Golf at the nearby Bovey Castle or Stover in Newton Abbot.
Fishing on local rivers and resevoirs can be arranged by by purchasing permits in Chagford.
Short term breaks are only available at short notice and not in the high season
Smokers outside only please.
The West Country / Devon region
The West Country is one of the most beautiful parts of the British Isles to visit, with a mild climate and lush green vegetation, spectacular coastline and wild moorland it has something for everyone.
For more information on the region please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are more than happy to help.
The Dartmoor / North Bovey area
Dartmoor: “the last great wilderness in Southern England” . is approx 365 square miles of beautiful unspoilt countryside. Many of it's heather-covered hills have rocky Tors to explore. Marvellous for walking, riding, picnicking, and for being alone. Just off its edge, amid woods, valleys and farmed hills, are many pretty
villages (sometimes thatched) and very lively small towns. The half of the moor north of the B3212 is the highest and wildest; no villages within it, almost no cultivation. The southern half (where we are ) has the most spectacular tors, best wooded valleys, a few villages like Widecombe, Buckland and Poundsgate in green-field 'oases'. The local Rriver Teign is an exceptionally beautiful river valley.
The River Dart is also spectacular, all the way to the sea at Dartmouth. Very lovely, too, are the valleys of the rivers Avon, Erme, Walkham and Tavy; Lydford Gorge owned by the National Trust, is one of the western moor's most dramatic places to visit. There are several good pubs in the immediate area that all offer good food, an up to date list will be found in the cottage. The Dartmoor National Park Headquarters is at Bovey Tracey, see their website www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk for more local information.
How to get there
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Exeter Airport 25 miles (40 Km) Bristol Airport 90 miles (145 Km) Avis, Hertz and Europcar all offer car hire from tjhese airports. Airport transfer can be arranged via 305 Cars Moretonhampstead Tel 00441647 440305
Brittany Ferries run a ferry from Roscoff France to Plymouth 25 miles (40 KM)
Clear directions on how to find us will be sent on booking.
Activities near Dartmoor
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
04 Nov 2012
The cottage is set in a beautiful location nestled between Kings Tor and Easdon Tor, making it an ideal base for walking and taking in the magnificent Dartmoor scenary. The cottage is comfortably furnished with everything you need . Susie and James thoughtfully provide bread ,eggs and milk as an arrival package.
Lower Hookner is a short distance by car from Mortonhampstead a small town with a CO-OP and an excellent independant Butcher / Deli.
James and Susie have wealth of local knowledge including lovely walks and excellent pubs and were friendly and approachable.
Despite the inclement October weather we enjoyed a wonderful peaceful holiday with some great walking. We have two dogs a Golden Retriever and a Jack Russell who were very welcomed and who both fell in love with the Arga. We hope to return again soon.
27 Oct 2012
When we first were a little unsure If we were in the right place, but once pointed in the right direction by a friendly neighbour we set about unpacking.
The cottage was very sweet, clean and tidy. The Aga in the kitchen/ living area made it feel especially warm and cosy.
We had a lovely Sunday lunch at the ring of bells pub near by, we definitely recommend booking as it seemed to get very busy!
Unfortunately we didn't have the weather during our stay so it did make walks very boggy!
Lunch at the white horse in moretonhamptead was very very nice also.
Bovey castle is very nice as well, we checked in as day guests to use the leisure facilities and then enjoye afternoon tea in the Oak room. Its pricey but worth it in my opinion!
I would say the virtage is good for a short getaway, If you like a small cosy atmosphere, happy to curl up with a good book and venture out and about for walks. The roads are single track so getting out to the main roads is interesting if your not used to rural roads!
Susie and James are lovely and happy to assist/ help wherever needed.
20 Aug 2012
This was our second trip to Lower Hookner Farm with our 3 young children having enjoyed our first holiday so much the previous year. We stayed in Lower Hookner Cottage this time (Stable Cottage last year). Both are very well equiped and comfortable. The farm is a great place for the children to play and enjoy the outdoors and a good base to explore the beauty of Dartmoor. The owners (and dogs) are very welcoming and friendly. We will be returning to Lower Hookner again and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday with lots of fresh air and fresh eggs! There is also a very good pub with good food a short drive away.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring||3 May 13||24 May 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 Jun 13||22 Jun 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||31 Aug 13||5 Oct 13||£ 445||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||5 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Payment by PayPal, cheque or Bank Transfer. £50 deposit on booking with the balance payable
6 weeks before the start of the holiday. Price includes electricity and oil for the Aga. No extras.Enquire now
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